Candlemas = Chandeleur

Today is Candlemas, 2 February, and it is celebrated in France with crêpes.Today I will be making crêpes, holding a coin in my left hand, and flipping the crêpe pan in my right.  If I can catch the crêpe, it means my family will be prosperous for the rest of the year, such is the legend.  Also, one does not eat crêpes until after 8:00pm.

This chef at Crêperie Plougastel on Rue du Montparnasse, cheerfully allowed me to take some photos of him as he deftly prepared all the crêpes for the lunch crowd.  I have been here three or four times, introduced by French friend Isabelle.  They have both savory and sweet crêpes with quick service and good prices.  On a street full of crêperies, this one is always well attended.

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  1. Comment by Agence Web Nantes | 02/03/13 at 3:51 pm

    Crêpes are always good to eat, no matter the date… The most simple and delicious way to eat them is with butter and sugar, definitely recommended by French people ;)

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